Las Vegas Raiders select Brock Bowers with 13th pick in 2024 NFL Draft

Apr 25, 2024, 6:55 PM | Updated: May 23, 2024, 1:10 pm

Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on from the sideline in the third quarter against th...

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on from the sideline in the third quarter against the Florida State Seminoles during the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

Finishing the 2023 NFL season with an 8-9 record landed the Las Vegas Raiders the 13th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. On Thursday, the Raiders used that pick to select Georgia Tight End Brock Bowers.

At 6’4, 240 pounds, Bowers tallied 714 yards and six touchdowns in his junior season. A three-time All-American, three-time first-team All-SEC and two-time John Macket Award (nation’s top TE) winner, Brock Bowers was regarded as the best tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft class.

While many speculated that Las Vegas would go after a quarterback, six were taken before they were on the clock at 13:

  • Caleb Williams, Chicago (1)
  • Jayden Daniels, Washington (2)
  • Drake Maye, New England (3)
  • Michael Penix Jr., Atlanta (8)
  • J.J. McCarthy, Minnesota (10)
  • Bo Nix, Oregon (12)

Regarded for his versatile skills as both a route runner and threat downfield, along with an exceptional pass and run blocker, Brock Bowers joins Michael Mayer in the Raiders’ tight end room. They traded up in the 2023 NFL Draft to select Mayer at 35th overall.

As of now, it looks like Gardner Minshew and Aidan O’Connell will head the quarterback room. The Las Vegas Raiders still control picks 44, 77, 112, 148, 208, 223, and 229 in the 2024 Draft.

Check out our 2024 NFL Draft Tracker to stay up to date with the latest picks, trades, and information regarding the eventful night.

2024 NFL Draft Tracker: Live updates from Detroit

Key offseason dates for Brock Bowers and the Las Vegas Raiders

  • April 25-27 – 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit
  • May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, June 3-6 –OTAs
  • June 11-13  Mandatory Minicamp

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